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Visiting Scholars Sponsored by TU Departments

Visiting scholars must arrange computing and library privileges through their sponsoring departments.  The department must request most privileges via the Guest Access Request System in TUPortal. The department selects the level of privileges for the visitor.

In that system, selecting "Full Access" provides access to Temple University Facilities, Services and Systems.  This level provides the following by default:

  • AccessNet Account - Login Credential to access Temple University Systems
  • TUportal - Temple University Portal
  • Blackboard - Course Management System
  • Wireless Access

Once the guest request has been approved and processed, the sponsoring department or guest can request the following:

Library borrowing privileges are not included in this Guest Access Request System. The sponsoring department must complete an application form requesting the type of privileges they want for their guest, i.e. faculty/grad/guest, and for how long. We also ask the department to accept responsibility for any materials that are not returned.

Remote (off-campus) access to library databases is determined by campus Computer Services.  The sponsoring department makes these arrangements with computer services.

SHARES Members

Any visiting scholar (student or faculty) who is currently affiliated with a SHARES insitution will have on-site access to the resources of Temple University Libraries, potentially including some borrowing privileges.

For computer use while visiting Paley Library as a SHARES member, see

Eduroam Wireless Access

"Visitors to the Temple University Libraries who are current students or faculty affiliated with another college or university actively participating in the global eduroam collaborative  can log onto the internet using special Temple wifi connections in any campus building."  ** please note that this wireless login does not in and of itself allow for access to the library's licensed databases